Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples Accepts Award from Lieutenant Governor David Paterson

March 21, 2007
Buffalo – Lt. Governor David A. Paterson is honoring eight extraordinary women at the fourth annual New York State Women of Excellence Award Celebration. This year’s honorees were chosen from all over New York State in recognition of their outstanding character and their significant contributions to communities throughout the state.

This award tradition was established by Lt. Governor Paterson four years ago to acknowledge women who have made significant contributions in his Senate District, but has since evolved to recognize exceptional women from throughout New York State.

“It is my honor to acknowledge the admirable work of these extraordinary women,” said Lt. Governor David A. Paterson. “The honorees deserve tremendous praise for their commendable work in our communities, and it is my privilege to pay tribute to them during this year’s Women of Excellence Award Celebration.”

Since Congress expanded the commemoration of Women’s History Month in 1987, New Yorkers and all Americans have formally honored the achievements of women for the entire month of March. Through this celebration, we are reminded of the tremendous contributions women have made to our society, as well as our ultimate objective of full equality for all women.

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples was elected to her third term in the New York State Assembly in November 2006, where she represents the 141st Assembly District. She is chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and serves on various committees, including Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus, Environmental Conservation, Health, Insurance and Social Services. She has made progressive strides to improve the economic, environmental, cultural, academic and health conditions for her constituents, securing record investment in the City of Buffalo.

“It is my honor to accept this award in the company of such distinguished and profound trailblazing women, who are making real differences in communities across New York State. I recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of my ancestors and all women, who have paved the way and made my contribution possible,” stated Assemblywoman Peoples.

The New York State Women of Excellence Awards Celebration will be held on Friday, March 23, 2007 at The New York Academy of Medicine, located at 1216 5th Avenue in New York City.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Assemblymember’s Chief of Staff, Shrita Sterlin, by calling 716-897-9714 or e-mailing peoplesc@assembly.state.ny.us for more information.